15 Authentic Mexican Recipes to make any day of the week.
It is so hard not to love Mexican cuisine. From tacos to flan, from homemade stews to delicious soups, Mexican recipes are comforting and delicious.
I love Tex-Mex cuisine also, but I am more fond of authentic Mexican cuisine, which, by the way, is very different than the one found at the American southern border.
I thought it would be nice to collect my favorite 15 authentic Mexican recipes that I make very often.
You will find delicious recipes with mild flavors that are easy to make by anyone who loves being in the kitchen and trying new recipes.
You will be able to enjoy my favorite and the most popular recipe of chicken tinga on my blog, a recipe that is as authentic as it can be.
There are instructions in this recipe on how to cook it in different ways, from traditional stove cooking to Instant Pot and slow cooker.
The chicken soup or Caldo de Pollo is to die for. The flavors are mild, and the recipe is great for the entire family, from young kids to elders.
One of the easiest recipes on this list is pork in green salsa that uses bottled green salsa to create an amazing sauce for cooked pork. This recipe is great with rice or just on a taco.
Pico de gallo with tuna is another authentic recipe that comes from Mexico City. You might be surprised to find out that this recipe is usually served with saltine crackers and not with tortilla chips, which, by the way, are not a popular item on the Mexican tables in Mexico.
You will also find recipes for rice and basic Mexican beans, just because I think it is important to learn how to build up recipes that are so used in Mexican cuisine.
Flan is a recipe that everyone loves, and it is so easy to make. However, my flan recipe with cream cheese is a popular, exciting one that might intrigue and inspire you to try.
And finally, capirotada, a recipe of bread pudding that is made differently than the classic bread pudding we all know about.
The bread is soaked in a dark brown sugar syrup infused with cinnamon sticks, raisins and almonds, and cheddar cheese(YUM!). What more can you ask for?
Whether it’s a regular Friday night, Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, or Labor Day, these 15 authentic Mexican recipes are fun enough for a party and easy enough to make a delicious weeknight dinner.
This main dish is the number one recipe on my blog: authentic Mexican Chicken Tinga or Tinga de Pollo. I really enjoy cooking it, and my family loves it. Simple, easy to make, this recipe is also a favorite one among Mexican food lovers. Serve it from a crockpot with corn tortillas and favorite toppings. Delicious!
Try a Pico de gallo with a tuna appetizer. Serve it with saltines, as they do it in the Mexico City area. Very popular and authentic. This Authentic Mexican Pico De Gallo With Tuna is a wonderful traditional recipe that I am very fond of. It is a light, refreshing and delicious salsa and I am sure you will enjoy it very much.
Another super easy and delicious salad is Authentic Mexican Cactus Salad. Learn how to make this healthy recipe. Nopales are a staple in Mexican cuisine and are wildly used in salsas, salads, or stews.
A very easy salad that travels well is this Mexican Pinto Bean Salad. Here is an idea if you plan to attend a picnic and need to bring an easy salad. It is suitable all year round, and it is a good source of protein and fiber.
Mexican Chipotle Mushrooms is a wonderful recipe that I like a lot and make quite often. It is a very different, refreshing side dish that goes well with any meat. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, these mushrooms will go well on pasta or rice. You can also make great tacos.
What about Fajitas? Who doesn’t love them? Enjoy this popular dish's flavors with my favorite recipe for Authentic Mexican Chicken Fajitas- Fajitas de Pollo. This is served in Mexico for casual entertaining.
Picadillo is super easy to make and very popular. Most Latin American cuisines have a version of it, and the basic recipe allows you to put your own stamp on the recipe and make it your own. Here is my favorite recipe for it. Authentic Mexican Picadillo.
This Authentic Mexican Bistec Encebollado- Steak And Onion can be served with beans and rice for a delicious dinner or on corn tortillas tacos sliced and topped with fresh cheese, cilantro, and your favorite salsa.
This easy and super delicious Bread Pudding- Mexican style is a traditional dish that uses bread that is 1-2 days old. Nothing is wasted, and basic ingredients are transformed into a symphony of flavors on this dish.
If you are familiar with Mexican cuisine, you probably know that this tea is also called Agua De Jamaica, and it is a basic drink that everyone in Mexico enjoys. Warm in the winter, cold served with ice in the summer, Hibiscus flower tea has a tart, cranberry-like flavor, so sugar or honey can be added to sweeten it.
Try this Flan with Cream Cheese. A recipe that might sound unusual, but trust me, it works!
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